Tuesday, December 13, 2011

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 13

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 13
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Cocoa Day
1577  Sir Francis Drake set sale from France with five ships on a voyage around the world that took three years
1769  Dartmouth College received its charter
1814  General Andrew Jackson announced martial law in New Orleans
1843  “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens was first published with 6,000 copies sold
1903  Italo Marconi received a patent – the ice cream cone
1918  President Wilson arrived in France and became the first sitting President to visit Europe
1925  Comedian Dick Van Dyke was born
1928  The clip-on tie was designed
1948  Singer Ted Nugent was born
1949  The Israeli Parliament voted to transfer its capital to Jerusalem
1950  James Dean began his career – a Pepsi commercial
1961  The first US bombing of Hanoi, North Vietnam took place
1967  Comedian/actor Jamie Foxx was born
1975  SNL used a time delay in its broadcast for the first time – Richard Pryor was on the show
1981  Martial law was declared in Poland restricting civil rights and banning the trade union Solidarity
1989  Country singer Taylor Swift was born
1991  North and South Korea signed an accord calling for reconciliation
1996  The UN chose Ghana representative Kofi Annan as its 7th Secretary General
2000  George Bush claimed the Presidency five weeks after the election and a day after the Supreme Court halted further recounts in Florida
2003  The US found Saddam Hussein hiding in a dirt tunnel outside of Tikrit
SPORTS HISTORY ON DECEMBER 13
2007  Mitchell Report is released – cites 89 players for using PEDs
2006  Lamar Hunt died – founder of AFL in 1960
2001  NYY sign Jason Giambi to 7 year $120 million contract – will be .314, 41 HRs, and 122 RBI in 2002
2000  John Stockton gets his 14,000th career assist - #2 on the list is Magic Johnson with 10,141
2000  Red Sox sign Manny Ramirez to a 8 year $160 million contract – will help them win 2 World Series
1997  Charles Woodson wins the 63rd Heisman Award
1996  The Toronto Blue Jays sign Roger Clemens to a 3 year $25 million deal – he will win the Cy Young in 1997 and 1998
1991  Robert Parish of the Boston Celtics plays in his 1,200th NBA game – only the 5th in NBA history to do so (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elvin Hayes, John Havlicek, and Paul Silas)
1983  Detroit beats Denver 186-184 in 3 OTs – set NBA records: most points one game (Detroit 186), combined (370), most FGs one team (Detroit 74), combined (142), and combined assists (93)
1961  The New York Yankees sign Mickey Mantle to a $82,000 contract for 1962 – he will be voted MVP in 1962 – his 3rd MVP award
# 1 SONGS ON DECEMBER 13
1960  Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
1961  The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens
1962  Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Four Seasons
1964  Come See About Me – The Supremes
1965  Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds
1966  Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
1967  Daydream Believer – The Monkees
1968  I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
1969  Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye - Steam
1970  The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
1971  Family Affair – Sly & the Family Stone
1972  Me and Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
1973  The Most Beautiful Girl – Charlie Rich
1974  Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
1975  Fly, Robin, Fly – Silver Connection
1976  Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1980  Lady – Kenny Rogers
1981  Physical – Olivia Newton-John
1982  Maneater – Hall & Oates
1983  Say, Say, Say – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
1984  Out of Touch – Daryl Hall & John Oates
1987  Faith – George Michael
1988  Look Away - Chicago
1989  We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
1991  Black or White – Michael Jackson
1992  I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
1993  Again – Janet Jackson
1994  Here Comes the Hot Stepper – Ini Kamoze
1995  One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
1996  Un-break My Heart – Toni Braxton
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

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